Jennifer Hewson

Social Sciences (2016-2018)

Jennifer Hewson, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. She completed her PhD in Educational Studies and her MA in Family Studies at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Hewson’s research interests include age-friendly communities; social participation, isolation and inclusion; and policies and practices related to program and service delivery in the older adult sector. She is part of a Canada-China research team exploring age-friendly policy and practice in Guangzhou, China. Her teaching has focused on gerontology, research and evaluation, community and international development, leadership in the social services, and field education. She also has a passion for leadership and was the Director of the Centre for Social Work Research and Professional Development, PhD/Thesis Coordinator, and Field Education Coordinator in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. She was the co-chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2015 Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference held in Calgary. Dr. Hewson has also been an active member of a number of community committees related to aging including her current role on the Executive Committee of the Calgary Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy.

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